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PA Lottery Cash 5 Ticket Worth $325,000 Sold In Allegheny County

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yet another major prize-winning Pennsylvania Lottery ticket has been sold by Al's Market in Braddock, Allegheny County.

The store, located at 24 Braddock Ave., sold one jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for last night's drawing. It correctly matched all five balls, 10-13-19-27-37, to win a jackpot of $325,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.

Lottery players at Al's Market have had a good year. The store's other recent big winners include:

  • A $1 million Powerball ticket from the Sept. 4 drawing; and
  • A $50,000 mid-day Quinto ticket from the May 30 drawing.

The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning Cash 5 ticket.

The Lottery cannot confirm the identity of last night's Cash 5 jackpot winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The holder of the winning ticket should sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at any of Lottery's seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County.

Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at headquarters.

More than 43,400 prize-winning Cash 5 tickets were sold statewide for the Oct. 17 drawing.

In the 2011-12 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $205 million in prizes to Allegheny County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $122 million to programs serving the county's older residents.

How to play Cash 5: To play Cash 5, players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may select their own numbers using a Cash 5 playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the jackpot. Players also win prizes for matching two, three or four winning numbers. Cash 5 drawings are held seven nights a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-962,598; the overall odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-10.5.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $23.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.

The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.

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